NTSB Identification: DEN89LA039.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38367.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 04, 1988 in WATKINS, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4782B
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE STUDENT PLT WAS PRACTICING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS DURING AN UNSUPERVISED SOLO FLIGHT. RUNWAY 26 WAS IN USE, WITH WINDS REPORTED AS 320 DEG AT 5 KTS. AT THE FIRST LANDING, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN NOSE FIRST, THIRTY FEET LEFT OF THE CENTER LINE. THE ACFT BOUNCED BACK INTO THE AIR AND TOUCHED DOWN THE SECOND TIME, NOSE FIRST. THE NOSE WHEEL COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT DEPARTED THE RUNWAY TO THE LEFT INTO SOFT DIRT. THE ACFT NOSED OVER AND CAME TO REST INVERTED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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